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Who Should Be Informing Spouses Of Hiv-positive Patients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting . Window Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to...
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Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not reduce the rate of HIV transmission in serodiscordant heterosexual couples in the Henan province of China, investigators report in the October edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.The transmission rate in couples... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...they both people must use latex condoms for prevention. I heard that if one HIV positive person could have one strain of the HIV/AIDS virus and the other HIV positive person could have a completely different strain of the HIV/AIDS virus. You... Read more »

patient hospitalized with aids

the wife of a patient hospitalized eith aids asks you directly, " does my husband have aids?" explain how youwould respond to ther and why you decided on this course of action.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...that can affect the answer. Depending on where the patient lives, there are laws that may affect the families right to know a patients health information. Since laws vary from place to place, you would have to contact your local health... Read more »

Positive People on Effective HIV Meds Arent Sexually Infectious (SWISS REPORT)

What do you think about the news (published in yesterday, January 30, 2008): Experts Say Positive People on Effective HIV Meds Arent Sexually Infectious?This is especially significant for people like me, which happen to be in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...caveats, of course, but on its face it sounds like a pretty bold and nearly absolute statement. Here is a link to the story: I would love to hear your opinion! Response from Dr.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spouses of HIV Patients in Singapore to Be Informed

...directly, the task will fall to an HIV Prevention Unit, which has yet to be established. The move comes amid a sharp rise in HIV/AIDS cases in Singapore, with official statistics showing a record 311 new cases in 2004, a 28 percent increase from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives Matabeleland North district, said that the confidentiality policy would have to be repealed if the county was to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Sen. Alice Chimbudzi of Mt. Darwin-Muzarabani added that lawmakers would need to introduce legislation in... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HIV Names Reporting Begins in Georgia

... Beginning December 31, 2003, the State of Georgia will implement HIV names reporting. As a follow-up to a town hall meeting organized by AIDS Survival Project in August 2003, we have asked Dr. Luke Shouse, Department Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...providers, and their families need to understand how the viruscan and does impact this senior age group. About 10 percent of AIDS cases in the US female population are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
...What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

I just tested positive 3 weeks ago

Posted by Quietasitskept, 6 Replies
I'm new to this site and I'm sort of glad I found it. I was just diagnosed about 3 weeks ago. I had no real symptoms. I just got tested at a regular check up. I came back positive. I have been separated from my husband about 18months and began... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »